Syllabus: MIC104t


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Instructor: L.J. Bothell



Class Book: Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010 Step by Step, by Joyce Cox, Joan Lambert. Print, E-Book, Kindle, PDFs okay.

Classes: Mondays/Wednesdays, Room BE3175, 10:00-10:50am.

Office Hours: By appointment only. Usually onsite up to 1/2 to 1 hour after class if needed.


Course Description

MIC104t: Intro to PowerPoint 2010 is a 100% face-to-face class with hybrid information elements. It is part of a sequence of business computer training classes that are designed to prepare you for continuing coursework or general computer and MS Office use. It is an introduction to basic productivity, tools, and practices in MS PowerPoint 2010. Topics covered will include program interface, tasks, templates, organization, and animation. It is moderately-paced, in-class demo-oriented, and focuses on basic computer tasks, productivity tools and programs, and workflow. It does not teach computer basics, MS Office 2010 overviews, or advanced PowerPoint animations/design. It is taught in US English on PCs.


Objectives & Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of MIC104t, you will be able to:

  • Use effective time management planning, organized workflow, and good communications to work effectively.
  • Understand basic MS PowerPoint 2010 concepts and tasks.
  • Use the Internet to find resources for MS PowerPoint 2010 use and content.
  • Use productive email handling techniques.
  • Understand and use basic utilities and information tools built into the PC Windows 7 operating system.
  • Understand and do basic and intermediate tasks in MS PowerPoint 2010.
  • Understand how MS PowerPoint 2010 integrates tasks for use at school and in the workplace.
  • Be ready to enter the classes which require MIC104t as a prerequisite.


Course Details


Required Text: Microsoft® PowerPoint® 2010 Step by Step, by Joyce Cox, Joan Lambert.


Required Materials: Minimum 1 gigabyte USB Flash drive, class website, notebook for print-outs (optional), 7 day/week internet access, e-mail capability, student login & password, and StudioBast E-Learning tool.


Presentation: Discussions, demos, hands-on tutorials, and in-class StudioBast E-Learning tool assignments/quizzes in US English.


Evaluation Methods: Your final grade will be a sum of your class assignments, quizzes, tasks, and participation. See Class FAQ's.

Attendance and Participation: Students are expected to participate in lecture, discussions and lab time, and absences may result in the loss of grade points.



  • Do a series of learning-based assignments, quizzes, and optional extra credit pieces.
  • Due dates will be on the website Class Schedule and in the StudioBast E-Learning tool, and discussed/demoed in class.
  • Assignments are "due" according to the specific assignment summary pages.
  • Assignments will lose 100% the first late day, no exceptions.
  • The Final will be an MS PowerPoint 2010 project.


Student Responsibilities

  • Get to know the class website and tools. See Class FAQ's.
  • Understand/do the assignment requirements on assignment pages
  • Access, check, and use the StudioBast E-Learning tool for keeping up with current grades, assignments, quizzes, etc.
  • Contact your instructor in person (during class or when scheduled) or by e-mail if you have a problem with any due date. No contact, no grade revisions/redos.




For 'out of class' assistance, please sign up for a tutor. You may sign up for 2 half-hour sessions (per week) in each subject in which you are enrolled. Check out the SCCC Tutoring Center and


ADA Confirmation


(Americans with Disabilities Act) Students with documented disabilities requesting class accommodations, or require special arrangements in case of building evacuation should contact me at the beginning of the quarter or set up an appointment with the Disability Support Counselor in room BE 1112. Also, contact me early if you require a front-of-the-room computer so I can reserve it for you.


Assistants for students (sign-language, etc) are welcome in class. If you wish your assistant(s) to also receive emails for the class, please inform me with their email addresses - otherwise I will assume you will forward/discuss emails of note to them yourself. Also, you may need to make arrangements with your assistant(s) to assist you with interpreting any class videos, since at this time they are not produced with closed captioning.


Very Important: If there is an ADA machine in the classroom, the related keyboard is not to be unhooked. Please use another computer. Thanks!!